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Women have a new weapon against postpartum depression, but it’s costly  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 day
The newly approved drug brexanolone simulates a natural hormone to alleviate symptoms of postpartum depression. more
Floods suggest national security threat from climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions... more
Stricter US state gun laws linked to safer high schools  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Adopting stricter state gun laws is linked to a safer school experience for students, a new study has found. Strengthening gun laws at state level was associated with... more
Floods show national security threat posed by climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive... more
What can machine learning reveal about the solid Earth?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists seeking to understand Earth's inner clockwork have deployed armies of sensors listening for signs of slips, rumbles, exhales and other disturbances emanating from the planet's deepest faults to its... more
How to make your home greener (and more efficient)  CBC · 2 days
In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how to make your home more eco-friendly,... more
Study shows alarming increases of firearm deaths in US school-age children  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
From 1999 to 2017, 38,942 US children ages 5 to 18 years old were killed by firearms, averaging more than 2,000 deaths a year. In 2017... more
Enter now to win in a Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Xbox bundle!  Windows Central · 2 days
We're already enjoying The Division 2 on Xbox, and we know you will too, so we're giving you the chance to win... more
Look inside NASA's wind tunnel video - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The wind tunnel has been used for NASA, military and commercial aviation research over the last 60 years. Now it's being used to develop technologies that will keep astronauts safe on future... more
Laser-targeted removal of prostate tumors works as well complete removal of prostate  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have shown that selectively destroying cancerous prostate tissue is as effective as complete prostate removal or radiation therapy while preserving more sexual and... more
Shanahan: Military space ‘needs an advocate’  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Shanahan says the U.S. has to "grow our margin of dominance in space." SpaceNews.com more
Tiny 'water bears' can teach us about survival  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Earth's ultimate survivors can weather extreme heat, cold, radiation and even the vacuum of space. Now the U.S. military hopes these tiny critters called tardigrades can teach us about true toughness. more
Project aims to tame noise from supersonic military jets with 'swirl' technology  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
It's cliché to describe something very noisy as "louder than a jet engine." But supersonic jet engines, like those powering fighters flown by the... more
Optimus Ride brings self-driving cars to private communities in NY and CA  TechCrunch · 4 days
If you live in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, you could be one of the first consumers to ride in a self-driving car in the... more
National service for the environment – what an army of young conservationists could achieve  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The school climate strikes show that young people want to fight climate change, but their enthusiasm for collective action is... more
Here's the Right Way to Nuke an Asteroid (Sorry, Bruce Willis)  SPACE.COM · 4 days
If you want to use a nuclear weapon to save the world from an asteroid, don't try to do it the way Bruce Willis did, NASA's... more
ECDC-WHO report: TB remains a major public health challenge in the European region  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The latest ECDC-WHO report Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2019 (2017 data) shows that despite an overall decline in numbers of... more
Student, nonprofit & government discount passes to Disrupt SF 2019  TechCrunch · 4 days
Disrupt San Francisco 2019 takes place October 2-4, and we’re determined to make it financially accessible to as many people in the startup community as possible. One of... more
Taiwan's new carrier StarLux signs deal with Airbus for 17 planes  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Taiwan's new StarLux Airlines signed a deal on Tuesday worth up to $6 billion for 17 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft in one of the island's biggest... more
Intel, US Government Aim for Nation's Fastest Computer Under 'Project Aurora'  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
A US government-led group is working with chipmaker Intel and Cray to develop and build the nation's fastest computer by 2021 for conducting nuclear weapons and... more
Bill Gates says AI should improve education and medicine - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Artificial intelligence is "both promising and dangerous," like nuclear weapons and nuclear energy, Microsoft's co-founder says. more
America’s first exascale supercomputer to be built by 2021  THE VERGE · 5 days
Details of America’s next-generation supercomputer were revealed at a ceremony attended by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and... more
Cyprus bird trapping hits record low, says NGO  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The mass killing of migratory birds in Cyprus has reached a record low mainly due to a clampdown on illegal trapping in British military-controlled areas, a conservationist group said Monday. more
The Division 2's D.C. setting is surprisingly close to the real city  Windows Central · 5 days
Let's take a stroll through D.C. The Division 2 is a third-person military shooter that takes place in Washington, D.C. After a series of... more
How the navy's 'grim reaper' scraps Canada's old military ships  CBC · 6 days
Mike Stege is involved in dismantling the former HMCS Athabaskan, and it is bittersweet because he... more
Novel electrocardiogram uses signals from ear and hand to check heart rhythm  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A novel electrocardiogram (ECG) method uses signals from the ear and hand to check heart rhythm. The ECG does not require two hands and... more
List of The Division 2 known bugs and launch issues  Windows Central · 1 week
Let's hope they fix everything soon. One of Ubisoft's most-anticipated new titles is The Division 2, the sequel to the popular first game that launched back in 2016.... more
List of The Division 2 bugs and launch issues  Windows Central · 1 week
Let's hope they fix everything soon. One of Ubisoft's most-anticipated new titles is The Division 2, the sequel to the popular first game that launched back in 2016. The Division... more
Cubic buys satellite systems provider Nuvotronics  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Durham, North Carolina-based Nuvotronics will enhance Cubic’s protected communications portfolio, which includes GATR inflatable satcom terminals used by the U.S. military and other customers,... more
Shanahan pitches Space Force in Senate testimony  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Shanahan said he views the Space Force as a "once in a generation opportunity." SpaceNews.com more
As uniform as cloned soldiers, new spiders were named after the Stormtroopers in Star Wars  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Despite being widely distributed across north and central South America, the small family of similarly looking bald-legged spiders... more
Sniper Elite 5 in development, Sniper Elite V2 Remastered launches in 2019  Windows Central · 1 week
Now we know. Sniper Elite is an incredibly popular series that has garnered a lot of fans over the years. While we haven't heard... more
NATO weighs allegations that Huawei poses security risk  ABC NEWS · 1 week
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the military alliance is mulling how to respond to security concerns raised by some member countries about Chinese tech giant Huawei more
NATO weighing whether Huawei poses security threat  ABC NEWS · 1 week
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the military alliance is weighing whether to take action in response to security concerns about Chinese tech giant Huawei more
Medical News Today: Marine bacteria offer new weapon against melanoma  MNT · 1 week
Melanoma is notoriously difficult to treat. Recently, scientists have looked to marine bacteria to find novel ways of attacking this type of skin cancer. more
HASC Chairman: Trump’s Space Force proposal ‘too expensive’  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Lawmakers are raising concerns about the cost and the rationale for a Space Force. SpaceNews.com more
Martian meteorites land at Army lab  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA officials say that some rare and distinct meteorites found on Earth were actually blasted off Mars by a large impact event. One such rock from the red planet made its way to an Army laboratory... more
UTSA BRAVe program to benefit active-duty military soldiers and veterans  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The University of Texas at San Antonio will launch a new program aimed at boosting student engagement and retention. more
For infection-fighting cells, a guideline for expanding the troops  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study uses mathematical modeling to explain how T cells, part of the body's key defenses against pathogens, expand to fight a new infection. The team found that the... more
PewDiePie’s battle for largest YouTube channel is now an indie video game  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg’s ongoing battle to maintain the biggest channel on YouTube has been turned into a video game. The game, Zero Deaths, places... more
White House asks for $72.4 million to fund Space Force headquarters  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The White House wants $72.4 million to fund the establishment of Space Force headquarters,... more
The Division 2 launches on Xbox and PC  Windows Central · 2 weeks
It's time to take control. One of Ubisoft's most-anticipated new titles is The Division 2, the sequel to the popular first game that launched back in 2016. The Division 2 is a... more
How to choose between Rainbow Six Siege Burnt Horizon's Gridlock and Mozzie  Windows Central · 2 weeks
We've trialed Rainbow Six Siege's full Operator roster for hours on end; this time diving into Operation Burnt Horizon's new Aussies. Gridlock Ground control... more
Researchers develop new solution to prevent or reduce malaria deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
For decades, one of the strongest weapons against malaria has been a one-two punch: low-tech mosquito bed nets to physically block biting, treated with deadly insecticides to kill... more
The Division 2 gets Amazon Alexa Skill to detail backstory  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Pick one up. One of Ubisoft's most-anticipated new titles is The Division 2, the sequel to the popular first game that launched back in 2016. The Division 2... more
New Mexico: Military needs to do more to clean up jet fuel  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
New Mexico regulators say the U.S. Air Force has more cleanup to do after jet fuel spilled at a base bordering the state's largest... more
Trump’s 2020 budget increases defense spending by 5 percent, funds Space Force  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
President Trump's budget request for fiscal year 2020 funds a Space Force headquarters, a Space Development Agency and U.S. Space Command. SpaceNews.com more
The Division 2 full Xbox Achievements list revealed  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Earn them all. One of Ubisoft's most-anticipated new titles is The Division 2, the sequel to the popular first game that launched back in 2016. The Division 2 is a third-person military... more
When a cell's 'fingerprint' can be a weapon against cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A research team has computationally analyzed the expression of marker genes that are associated with a 'fingerprint' of cancer cells in thousands of tumors and revealed its therapeutic... more
When a cell's 'fingerprint' can be a weapon against cancer  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A research team led by Nuno Barbosa Morais, group leader at Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (iMM) in Lisbon, computationally analysed the expression of marker genes... more
In Dems' 'Medicare for All' battle cry, GOP sees '20 weapon  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Republican strategists see 'Medicare for All' proposals from Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers gives them opening to use health care as 2020 campaign issue more
To slow malaria, cure mosquitoes with drug-treated bed nets  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
For decades, one of the strongest weapons against malaria has been a one-two punch: low-tech mosquito bed nets to physically block biting, treated with deadly insecticides to kill the mosquitoes. more
Palmer Luckey's company reportedly working on military drone project - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
His new company seems to be filling a void after Google didn't renew a contract with the Pentagon last year. more
Winning the arms race: Analysis reveals key gene for bacterial infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have applied molecular evolutionary analysis to quantify the severity of negative selection pressures on genes encoding the pneumococcal choline-binding proteins (CBPs). They found particularly strong... more
Palmer Luckey's company reportedly working on secretive military drone project - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The Oculus founder's company seems to be filling a void left by Google when it didn't renew its contract with the Pentagon last year. more
Analysis reveals key gene for bacterial infection  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
To successfully infect their hosts, bacteria need to evade the host immune system in order to reproduce and spread. Over the course of evolution, hosts—such as humans—develop increasingly sophisticated defenses against bacterial infection, while... more
Role-playing game for international personnel deployed in conflict zones provides soft skills training  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Effective cooperation may be crucial for peacekeepers working in EU missions, but it isn't always easy. The diverse cultures and genders of... more
Medical corps in crosshairs of military bean counters  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Details of the reductions have not yet been announced, but in 2017 Congress ordered mandated changes to make the military health system more efficient. more
Bolton: Trump would be 'pretty disappointed' at Kim test  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The top national security adviser says President Donald Trump would be "pretty disappointed" if North Korea were to launch a new rocket or missile test, as some experts believe he... more
Effects of Spaceflight on Heart Cell Formation from Stem Cells  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Researchers used time-lapse imaging to show that mouse induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) grown during spaceflight... more
It’s time to disrupt nuclear weapons  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Beatrice Fihn Contributor Share on Twitter Beatrice Fihn is the executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and the winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. “Atomic bombs are primarily a means for... more
How Facebook stands to profit from its 'privacy' push  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
At first glance, Mark Zuckerberg's new "privacy-focused vision " for Facebook looks like a transformative mission statement from a CEO under pressure to reverse years of battering over its surveillance... more
The Division 2 requires a 50 GB patch on Xbox and PC  Windows Central · 2 weeks
That's a lot to download! One of Ubisoft's most-anticipated new titles is The Division 2, the sequel to the popular first game that launched... more
Apex Legends Battle Pass rumors: Everything you need to know - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
A big update is coming to Apex Legends this month and rumors hint at a new Battle Pass, new weapons, new Legends and more. more
UK military veteran launches crowd-funding for Pixie app to revive local stores  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
What if, instead of sitting on your phone on the sofa ordering stuff from Amazon, you could buy the same things locally from local... more
Chelsea Manning jailed after refusing to testify about WikiLeaks  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who shared military and diplomatic secrets with WikiLeaks in 2010, has... more
Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify on Wikileaks  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea manning has been ordered to jail for refusing to testify to a Virginia grand jury investigating Wikileaks more
Can Zuckerberg really make a privacy-friendly Facebook?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
After building a social network that turned into a surveillance system, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's shifting his company's focus to messaging services designed to serve as fortresses of privacy. more
The Division 2’s endgame features new vendors, bounties, areas, and more  Windows Central · 2 weeks
There's a lot to do. One of Ubisoft's most-anticipated new titles is The Division 2, the sequel to the popular first game that launched back in... more
Can Zuckerberg really make a privacy-friendly Facebook?  CBC · 2 weeks
After building a social network that turned into a surveillance system, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's shifting his company's focus to... more
Archeologists discover series of tunnels below famed Alcatraz prison  CBC · 2 weeks
Archeologists have confirmed a long-held suspicion of historians and say that famed Alcatraz prison was built over a... more
Rutgers experts publish first scientific list of tick species confirmed in New Jersey  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A Rutgers-led team has published the first scientific list of tick species confirmed in New Jersey and recommends tick surveillance across New... more
China Chat Log Leak Shows Scope of Surveillance  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
The leaked files show a wealth of information linked to online accounts, including GPS locations, file transfers, and chat logs. more
Peru opens military base to protect Amazon from deforestation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Peru opened a military base in the Amazon on Tuesday in a bid to tackle illegal mining, the main culprit for deforestation in the world's largest rainforest. more
New Apex Legends patch fixes weapon balancing  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Test out this new version. Last month, Respawn Entertainment — now owned by EA — launched a battle royale experience called Apex Legends. There were rumors that it would be a free-to-play version of... more
Archaeologists discover series of tunnels below famed Alcatraz prison  CBC · 2 weeks
Archaeologists have confirmed a long-held suspicion of historians and say that famed Alcatraz prison was built over a... more
Alcatraz prison is built over Civil War-era military fortification, archaeologists find  CBC · 2 weeks
Archaeologists have confirmed a long-held suspicion of historians and say that famed Alcatraz prison... more
Rocket Lab launch of DARPA satellite slips  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Rocket Lab’s first launch of the year, which was scheduled for late February, has been pushed back to the second half of... more
Nevada cites US warnings in bid to block plutonium shipments  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Nevada's latest bid to block incoming shipments of weapons-grade plutonium points to the U.S. Energy Department's own scientific warnings about the dangers of prematurely moving the highly radioactive... more
One device, many frequencies: Researchers create a unique, tiny resonator  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new finding could ultimately help improve the army of tiny, vibrating components found in a range of electronics and even create devices that mimic biological processes. Researchers... more
Project aims to tame noise from supersonic military jets with 'swirl' technology
PHYS.ORG
National service for the environment – what an army of young conservationists could achieve
PHYS.ORG
Watch ULA launch one of the last single-core Delta IV rockets this evening
THE VERGE
PewDiePie’s battle for largest YouTube channel is now an indie video game
THE VERGE
The US Air Force’s jet-powered robotic wingman is like something out of a video game
THE VERGE
New material holds promise for more secure computing
PHYS.ORG
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